International Children's Book Day is celebrated annually on 2nd April to coincide with Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. Hans Christian Andersen was a well known Danish children's author best known for writing fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. This day is a time to share a love of reading with children and to show the importance of children's books.
The JCU Library Curriculum Collection has a great range of children's and young adult books for you to borrow. The Curriculum Collection is a model school library, which is designed to
hold books suitable for students from K-12, as well as teacher
resources like textbooks and kits.
All of the books in the Curriculum Collection are available for loan -
and you don't have to be an Education student to borrow them. In fact,
it can be one of the best places to find a book to read (for fun), as
it's much easier to browse than the literature section.